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in state scandal. more fallout following sex charges. back on track. trying to right his campaign, gop hopeful herman cain says he's done talking about those sexual harassment claims. >> don't go there. >> can i ask my question? >> no. and divorce drama. kim kardashian flies to see her soon-to-be ex-husband. could a reality reconciliation be in the works? this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, november 7, 2011. morning, appreciate you joining us. i'm terrell brown. state college, pennsylvania, home to penn state university, known to many as happy valley, isn't so happy this morning. retired penn state football coach, a long-time member of joe
paterno's staff, is charged with sexually assaulting young boys. two charged in the cover-up stepped down. drew levinson has more. >> reporter: former penn state defense coordinator jerry sandusky is out on jail, charged with sexually assaulting eight underage boys. hes he didn't do it. >> jerry's very, very depressed, upset, distraught about the allegations. >> reporter: sandusky coached at penn state before retiring in 1999. the grand jury concludes sandusky had access to vulnerable children through a charity he founded for at-risk kids. pennsylvania attorney general said, this is a case about a sexual predator who used his position within the university and community to repeatedly prey on young boys.
lawyers are also investigating a possible cover-up. in 2002 a graduate assistant reported he saw sandusky assaulting a 10-year-old boy in a shower. legendary head coach joe paterno passed the complaint on to athletic director tim curley and a vice president, gary schultz. prosecutors charged those two with not alerting police. curley and schultz say they did nothing wrong and deny the charges. still, they're expected to turn themselves in here at harrisburg. students at penn state are stunned. >> heartbreaking. >> you don't expect those here at penn state. >> it's sad that it's at our school and he's involved with young kids. it's just sad. >> reporter: drew levinson, cbs news, harrisburg, pennsylvania. penn state head coach joe paterno has not been charged. prosecutors say he first learned of it in 2002. they say paterno told
university's athletic director tim curley, who's charged with a cover-up, but paterno did not call the police. last night he issued a statement saying, quote, he's shocked and saddened by the charges saying, if this is true, we were all fooled. in other news this morning, growing outrage in connecticut. nearly 90,000 homes and businesses are still without power. eight days after that october snowstorm. connecticut's largest utility thought it returned power to 99% of its customers by last night. it now says that didn't happen. it could be days before electricity is fully restored. folks in oklahoma feeling aftershocks from the two quakes that struck there saturday. second one hit saturday night, a magnitude 5.6, centered about 40 miles northeast of oklahoma city. it was the strongest quake ever recorded in oklahoma. >> it started rumbling. we were hanging onto the dresser because we felted li like we we
going to fall. and it was a long one. it just went on and on and on. and i kept thinking, is that going to be over? >> some buildings and highways suffered minor damage. several minor injuries were reported. in atlanta, a police crackdown on anti-wall street demonstrators continued this morning. at least five people were arrested early today. one say one refused to leave a park close to demonstrators. the others are bicycles are accused of blocking traffic. this follows 19 arrests on saturday. most are been released. in washington proponents of a pipeline project stage aid big demonstration across from the white house yesterday. the key stone pipeline would carry oil from canada down to the refineries in the gulf of mexico and create thousands of jobs. opponents fear an environmental disaster. they want president obama to block the plan. politics. her man cain says he won't answer any more allegations that he sexually harassed women in
the 1990s and he got a little testy about it. susan mcginnis is in washington with more on it. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. herman cain is getting a big dose of what it means to be in the media spotlight as a presidential front-runner. the questions about this scandal are not stopping and his answers may be starting to impact the poll numbers. herman cain says he is done talking about his sexual hara harassment scandal. >> don't even go there. >> can i ask my question? >> no. where's my chief of staff. >> right here. >> who sent him the journalistic code of ethics? >> reporter: following a debate in texas saturday night, the residential candidate cut off a reporter who tried to bring up the allegations against him. cain has repeatedly denied sexually harassing anyone and says he wants to return to focusing on the country's major issues. >> we are getting back on message. back on message. >> reporter: while cain may be
finished discussing the controversy, his rivals are just getting started. >> it's up to herman cain to get the information out and get it out in total. >> reporter: it's still unclear how much the scandal will impact cain's campaign. a poll on friday had him still tied with mitt romney, but another on sunday showed a nine-point drop in his favorability rating. >> he's not out of this yet. he can't basically say i'm not going to answer any more questions on this. as facts come forward, republicans want a win. >> reporter: cain will likely face more questions tonight. he'll join six of his republican rivals in a three-hour town hall broadcast on the radio. now, that debate in texas, by the way, featured only cain and newt gingrich, the only two who accepted the invitation. >> susan mcginnis in washington for us, thank you. it's reported defense secretary leon panetta is considering major pentagon
budget. he has been ordered to cut $450 million from the defense budget. he told "the new york times" that could force further downsizing of troop strength, reducing weapons purchases and closing bases. government leaders in greece met today to decide who will be the country's new prime minister. last night they agreed to form a 15-week interim government. the current prime minister, george papandreou, says he's step down. there are new disclosures this morning about iran's secret nuclear research program. in a report to be released, the international atomic agency says it has evidence that iran mastered critical steps to build a nuclear weapon. the washington post says they have records showing iran was helped by foreign scientists, including a former soviet weapons expert. coming up on the "morning news" it's not just an age gap, the wealth gap is wider than ever before. he's an award winner again. now justin bieber trying to prove he is not a dad.
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what is that? it's lady gaga. she won four prizes at the mtv european awards. justin bieber right there, multiple award winner. the 17-year-old bieber denying allegations he fathered a child. he told the audience, quote, there's been a lot of crap talked about me lately but i've pulled through, though. bieber says he's tail a dna test later this month to prove the child is not his. could kim kardashian be having second thoughts about her divorce? she's now in minnesota visiting her estranged husband kris humphries. tmz says she's there to talk to him face-to-face about the divorce. this is only two months after the wedding, by the way. but. taernl says they are not getting back together. prince william and his wife
kate are getting a new home. that apartment will be ready to go in 2013. the couple currently lives in a rented house in wales. widespread speculation kate might be pregnant but no comment from the royals. on the "cbs moneywatch" on this monday, a down day for stocks in asia. >> good morning. asian markets were mostly louer today with investors worrying greece still won't be able to work its way out of the debt crisis. japan's nikkei edged down a fraction while hong kong's hang seng lost about 1%. today wall street tries to kick off a rally, a new rally. last week stocks lost ground with their first weekly loss since september. both the dow and nasdaq were down about 2%. the wealth gap between younger and older americans has never been wider. according to just released census data. typical household headed by someone 65 or holder has a net worth 47 times greater than one
headed by someone under age 35. 37% of younger age households have a net worth of zero or less, a figure that has doubled since 1984. and thousands of americans hit the streets saturday for the so-called national bank transfer day. the internet movement urged big bank customers to close their accounts and switch to credit unions. it's unsure how many did switch their accounts. credit ratings reported gaining more than 650,000 new customers. barnes & noble will reportedly intro a new nook today. it's been a hit since it's launch in 2009 but the company has been under pressure from amazon's kindle. some internet reports suggest the new barnes & noble device will be more tablet computer than echreader. at the movies "puss & boots"
pounced for another box office win. the shrek spinoff did much better than expected in the second week taking in $33 million. "tower heist" snatched $25 million and a "very harold and kumar christmas" in third. >> thanks. there's a verdict watch today in the los angeles manslaughter trial of dr. conrad murray charged with killing michael jackson. the final testimony and closing arguments last week, the jury spent friday deliberating with no verdict announced. murray could get up to four years in prison if convicted. coming up on this monday, we'll have your weather forecast. in sports, ray lewis and the ravens knock heads with steelers. and this one goes down to the final seconds.
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rockies. only 30s and 40s in montana. northwest has more rain on the way. in sports, a bunch of last-second wins on nfl sunday. in the night game we go to pittsburgh. ravens quarterback's flacco connects with smith, just eight seconds left on the clock. baltimore beat steelers 23-20. foxboro, massachusetts, giants quarterback manning threw a one yard touchdown pass, just 15 second left there. that gave new york 24-20 victory over the new england patriots. and in overtime, we go to glendale, arizona, peterson of the cardinals caught a punt on the 1 yard line. dives and bounces off tacklers and outran every one of them. 99 yards for the touchdown. arizona wins 19-13 over st. louis. it's only the second punt return for an overtime touchdown in nfl history. in the new york marathon, the course record was shattered.
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weather. southern plains can see large and damage willing storms with heavy rain, wind and hail. farther west, snow will spread over colorado into wyoming. a narrow band of showers will reach from the plains to the great lakes. here's another look at this morning's top stories. former penn state football coach jerry sandusky has been charged with sexually molesting eight young boys. two administrators charged with covering it up will turn themselves in today. herman cain says he's done talking about allegations of sexual harassment. we at cbs news lost a treasured member of our family with the passing of andy rooney. for more than 30 years andy rooney shared his last words on "60 minutes." on "of60 minute" last night, th
shared their thought. >> when you first started the rooney piece on "60 minutes, what was the response? >> how are you going to hate andy rooney on television? i don't recall having much negative comment from anybody. >> did you have any idea, though, that you had become iconic on this broadcast? >> well, i hope you're right. i don't know that -- whether you're right or not, but i like hearing you say it. >> i don't know anything offhand that mystifies americans more than the cotton they put in pill bottles. why do they do it? >> for over 30 years, andy rooney held court, dispensing his wit and wisdom from his desk turned pulpit soap box or whatever you want to call it. >> i make my living having opinions. >> all i'm saying is -- >> as america's favorite grouch in chief, he was the voice. >> will you please tell me why -- >> the loud whiney voice speaking on behalf of citizens
fed up with nearly everything. >> that's what's wrong with what's going on in washington. >> reporter: and a watch dog. >> look at these boxes of stuff. >> reporter: our junkyard poodle protecting consumers. >> check the size of those things. they not only puff the wheat, they puff the blueberries. >> i think of it as work. i love to come in and sit down at my typewriter. >> reporter: you think of it as work. people watching you say, you call that work? >> i know. i know it. that is true. but i do think of it -- it is work. >> there's no doubt about it. dogs are nicer than people. >> reporter: people say, is rooney really like that? you know, what they see on the screen, is rooney really like that? i say, he's exactly like that. >> andy rooney died friday in a new york hospital from complications following surgery. he was 92. coming up this morning on "the early show," andy's son brian shares memories of his father. i'm terrell brown. this is the "cbs morning news."
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thank you to everyone who supported us with donations. thank you, thank you, thank you. let's get going. lsu. still number one, yes. >> in alabama. 444 right now, clear -- 44 right now, by noon upper 50s. we are going 60 and 65 this afternoon. another very nice half of the day. in fact the first half of the week looks really nice around here. you have to go all the way back to missouri and texas and oklahoma before you start running into showers and storms. you heard about the earthquake over the weekend in oklahoma and that was a big one. we have quarter mile visibility down to dulles airport.
look at this all these areas about a half mile or less, patchy, dense fog for a few more hours this morning. you get away from the city and away from water we quickly drop off in the 30s. frederick going between 60 and 65. a beautiful day ahead. monika santani is stepping in. it is monday as 4:27. >> reporter: good morning, everybody, there is an accident outside the beltway after route 704. it is an overturned box truck. prince georges county police and maryland police are on the scene. they are blocking the exit to 704. very tough to get around this. use route 450 over to 197 to get around that on the eastbound side.
the good news is, westbound remains open. no problems on the beltway or westbound 50, trying to get to the beltway. over to college park on the north side of town. don't forget about the overnight construction. southbound at route 198 that is also in the two right lanes. coming up in my next report on route 50. a university student is charged with first and second degree murder in the stabbing death of a fellow student at an off campus apartment. armando has story. >> reporter: you can see and hear the sorrow in the united voices under god's dominion chorus. >> dealing with courtney's
death is indescribable. you never imagined that you would be in college and you have to bury your friend. >> reporter: the university community was grieving on sunday. no longer would 1-year-old courtney mccoy lift her voice to heaven. but still they went on stage to pay tribute to their friends. >> we are a gospel choir so we have a faith in god. each in circumstances such as these, we believe he does all things well. >> reporter: the sophomore would no longer council freshmen at the dorm. police arrested another student, 23-year-old shanea lig ins.